Holly A. Hunter's Blog (5)

Bugs! Just one more way to connect with my kids in nature...

Over the past few years I've worked hard to overcome my fear of bugs.  Not that I was deathly afraid or anything, but I'll admit that they really creeped me out.  But, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post, my son Jack is extremely interested in bugs and seems to have a real knack for finding the coolest most colorful ones around.  

 

Being an avid…

Continue

Added by Holly A. Hunter on October 25, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Muscle memory of the mind...

Muscle memory of the mind...



I was having a discussion with a pregnant friend the other day and she…
Continue

Added by Holly A. Hunter on October 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Take the kids camping, but leave the toys behind!

Ladder Toss, cornhole, paddle ball, croquet, badmitten, bocce ball, Frisbee, horseshoes, ring toss, wiffle ball.  These are just a few of the many outdoor games you'll find at your local sporting goods store.  I admit I have more than a few of them. But recently I've started leaving them behind when we go camping.

When we started camping more, especially in…

Continue

Added by Holly A. Hunter on October 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Through the eyes of a child

As I was hiking this weekend a small caterpillar crawling on the ground near my feet caught my eye.  I immediately stopped to observe and said out loud "Thanks Jack!"  I was referring to my 8 year old son Jack who's constantly discovering tiny little creatures right at his feet.  When he makes these discoveries, he immediately stops in his tracks and takes the time to…

Continue

Added by Holly A. Hunter on October 3, 2011 at 12:31am — 4 Comments

"Nature-Underprivileged" Youth

I had an interesting conversation recently around the idea of the "underprivileged" or the "underserved."  This typically refers to those that have fewer resources available to them.  Less money, less formal education, fewer opportunities, etc. But, when it comes to children and Nature Deficit Disorder I think that many financially privileged children will fall into the "underprivileged" category primarily because they are over-scheduled by their parents thus not allowing them enough…

Continue

Added by Holly A. Hunter on September 27, 2011 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

© 2019   Created by amy pertschuk.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service